Title – The Difference Between Us
Author – Rachel Higginson
Publication Date – July 25, 2017
Series – Opposites Attract #2
At least when it comes to finding Mr. Right.
I’m tired of men that only want one night stands or blind dates that are nothing but awkward and uncomfortable. I’m tired of avoiding inappropriate text messages and the constant disappointment of always meeting Mr. Wrong.
After all these years of dates that lead nowhere, I can admit that it’s me. I’m the problem. I’m shy and picky and cursed. Definitely cursed.
So I’ve decided two things.
The first? I’m giving up dating and relationships and men in general. Maybe, possibly, forever.
The second? I’m going to have to try harder to avoid Ezra Baptiste.
If I couldn’t hack it in the kiddy pool of dating, I certainly can’t swim in his deep end. He’s too successful. Too intense. He’s all man when I’m used to nothing but boys pretending to be grownups. He’s everything I’m afraid to want and so far out of my league we might as well be different species entirely.
So he’ll need to find a different artist to paint his mural. And a different graphic designer to help him with his website. He’ll need to find someone else to glare at and flirt with and kiss.
It can’t be me.
We’re too different.
Rachel Higginson dazzles once again with the release of The Difference Between Us! The second book in the Opposites Attract series is filled with that delicious slow burn in your stomach, the kind where you’re waiting for the explosion of tingles to come and boy does it deliver. Ezra and Molly’s relationship is angsty in an untraditional sense, filled with a back and forth banter that is bound to keep readers on their toes. I don’t think the grin was wiped from my face the entire time, and that certainly makes for an awesome read!
“And hating him didn’t feel safe anymore either. In fact none of the emotions I felt for Ezra felt safe. But they didn’t necessarily feel wrong either.”
I saw pieces of the girl I used to be whenever I read Molly’s inner thoughts, and I think that’s what likened me to her so much. She was so unsure of any relationship, given that her family was dysfunctional and didn’t provide the best example. However, it turned out her biggest obstacle was her own mind. I really loved the uncertainty surrounding Ezra. We saw him through Molly’s eyes the entire time, so his personality was always colored with the vibe that she got from him, rather than his feelings and emotions. He would make comments that seemed like flirting, but with Molly’s bias, it was difficult to know for sure. Honestly, it was my favorite part of the entire novel. I’m normally a fan of the double point of view so I can tell what both the hero and heroine are thinking, but I could not image The Difference Between Us being written any other way. Higginson hit the nail on the head, providing just enough intrigue and fun-filled banter to keep readers smiling and wondering just when the fireworks would happen.
“I had spent twenty-seven years of my life blending in. But I wasn’t invisible with Ezra. He saw me. And I was enough for him.”
I wish that the end of the novel didn’t wrap up quite so abruptly, but I enjoyed the story nonetheless. I think that readers will find themselves aching for more from not only our main hero and heroine, but the secondary characters as well. The writing is memorizing, the storyline is fantastic, and I promise that you’ll be finding anything but the difference between you and these characters. I may have just finished, but I’m already dying to dive back in for a reread!
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!
The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1)
The Problem With Him (Opposites Attract #3)